It didn't take long for Mickey Gall to take down C.M. Punk last night (Sat., Sept. 10, 2016) at UFC 203 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, smash and submit him via first-round rear naked choke and teach the former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar a real life lesson. Despite training under the famed Duke Roufus, Punk showed little offensive prowess and failed to deliver in his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut, despite fending off some of Gall's earlier submission attempts.
With such a high-profile fight filling up the night air in Cleveland, the MMA and WWE community, unsurprisingly, had some reaction to share. Take a look at some of the most memorable Twitter posts from Punk's debut last night.
But at the end of the night, CM Punk still goes home to this pic.twitter.com/To2PBuJUeV— Seth F'N Rollins (@CM_PUNK_GUY) September 11, 2016
CM Punk might not be UFC quality but he would probably wipe the floor with most of you bums.— Nick Newell (@NotoriousNewell) September 11, 2016
I thought cm punk was going to be horrible but he was even worse.— FrontRowBrian (@FrontRowBrian) September 11, 2016
CM Punk should absolutely be respected. What a cool guy! Mickey Gall is a tough kid and he's smart. Excellent post fight speeches! #UFC203— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) September 11, 2016
Despite the lopsided loss, Punk vowed to return to the Octagon. Whether or not it actually happens remains to be seen -- the future of the 37-year-old fighter will likely be decided by Dana White and Co. Worst case scenario, he probably still has a very comfortable spot on WWE's roster if he wants it.
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